lettuce turns brown and dies
I had this problem last year when I tried to grow lettuce in a container. That is actually a good thing to do, but my container got a little bit too much shade, so when I watered the lettuce, the leaves remained moist too long. Make sure your lettuce is in a sunny area with good drainage so the leaves dry quickly and the roots are not stressed. You might also sprinkle sand around the base of leaves to make sure the soil (and soil-borne diseases) are not splashed on the leaves during watering.
Luke Miller, editor
Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living magazine
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